Protomelas annectens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Protomelas annectens
Species Authority: (Regan, 1922)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Kasembe, J.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widespread with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi with a lake-wide distribution.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Rare species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits sandy habitats (rarely intermediate habitats) preferring shallow water. It is an opportunistic feeder being attracted to anything that stirs up the sediments. Eggs are fertilised outside the female’s mouth and are subsequently mouth brooded by the female, which stays in the open sand habitat. It is usually observed as solitary as adults but the juveniles occur in small groups. Known as "Haplochromis annectens" in the aquarium trade.Max. size: 20 cm.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Protomelas annectens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61075A12429246. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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